I have over 40 years of experience diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating knee injuries from congenital to traumatic problems. I developed and refined many procedures in the knee that are still considered “state of the art” by today's standards; ACL reconstruction, PCL reconstruction, meniscus transplant, cartilage repair, knee replacement and patella pain and instability. Also, surgical and non-surgical protocols for failed knee treatments which have resulted in chronic pain and disability.
I am a pioneer in many arthroscopic and open surgical procedures concerning the shoulder. I have extensive experience with instability, rotator cuff repair and replacement surgical procedures. I pioneered shoulder procedures such as arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, ligament repair and reconstruction and replacement. Non-surgical solutions to shoulder maladies are often the first and most effective approach.
Sports injuries of all types require accurate assessment, diagnosis and treatment, in order to return the athlete to his or her sport, as fast and as safely as possible. There are a number of “outside the box” treatments that can be considered in conjunction with the usual and established treatment protocols. Having participated in sports at a highly competitive level gives me the genuine incentive to help athletes not only recover from their problem but to also return in even better condition than when they were injured. I have trained over 250 postgraduate orthopedic surgeons interested in the latest and best sports medicine techniques.
Many times it is uncomfortable for a patient to request a second opinion from their treating physician. However, anytime surgery is recommended, or your recovery is not as smooth as you were hoping for, then no physician should be insulted or annoyed that you request a second opinion. Many times, those physicians who are comfortable with their treatment will suggest that you consider a second opinion if you wish.
The fact that I am no longer performing surgery, allows you to request a second opinion from me without causing alarm or concern with your treating physician.